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Self-Driving Car Accident Lawyers In Nevada

Not that long ago, the idea of self-driving cars being a public commodity existed merely within the realms of futuristic science fiction. Nowadays, a quick look around on your morning commute will reveal that the future is now, as self-driving vehicles are becoming more commonplace. Indeed, modern technology develops at a rapid pace. Accordingly, as our daily lives evolve due to technological advancement, so must the laws set to keep us safe.

As with any automobile accident, the injuries and trauma victims sustain following a collision with a self-driving car can be costly — physically, emotionally, and financially. Though the technology is new, the personal injury attorneys at our Nevada law firm have been keeping up to date with all the latest rules and regulations concerning self-driving cars.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a self-driving car accident, seek expert legal counsel right away. Contact the car accident attorneys of Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today for a free case consultation!

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What Can Cause A Self-Driving Car Accident?

Self-driving cars, also known as autonomous cars, driverless cars, or robocars, are often lauded for their abilities to recognize hazards and avoid collisions. However, autonomous vehicles have been on the road for a few years now, and while their technology is impressive, it’s also far from perfect. Autonomous car accidents do happen, and the following are some of their more common causes:

  • Operator Error
  • Lack Of Maintenance
  • Road & Weather Conditions
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Autopilot Software Bugs
  • System Failure
  • Failure To Yield Control To Driver

Who Is Liable In A Self-Driving Car Accident?

Determining liability in an accident involving an autonomous vehicle can be complicated. Whereas in a traditional car crash, liability would simply be assigned to the driver responsible for the collision, there are multiple parties on the line for liability in cases of self-driving cars. Those parties are:

  • The company that designed the self-driving technology.
  • The manufacturer of the car.
  • The vehicle’s operator.

Depending on the level of control the vehicle operator (defined in Nevada as the individual who engaged the autonomous technology, regardless of whether they were physically in the vehicle) had of the car at the time of the collision, they may be deemed liable. Otherwise, liability will be assigned to either the company that created the car or the AI software, meaning victims may find themselves seeking compensation from a corporation. In either case, victims will want to have an expert auto accident attorney from our firm on their side!

What Compensation Can Be Recovered In A Self-Driving Car Accident?

The expert lawyers at our personal injury law firm can help to ensure you receive maximum, rightful compensation after suffering in an accident. As auto accidents can incur a wide range of injuries, there many compensable damages victims can seek, including:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss Of Income
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Property Damage
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How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

Between the still developing laws surrounding self-driving technology and the likelihood that claimants will be seeking compensation from large corporations, autonomous car accident cases are sure to become complicated and time-consuming. Not to mention, companies may attempt to persuade victims to settle for less than they are rightfully owed by offering out-of-court-settlements.

Don’t settle for less — our professional and meticulous injury lawyers are ready to fight for maximum compensation and defend your rights. Contact us today!

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